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By David Spunt and Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Not even 24 hours after the Eagles’ big win in Dallas, three players spent time playing a little football with American soldiers overseas. It all happened thanks to an internet connection, the Eagles, and a group called Pro vs. GI Joe.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Connor Barwin and Riley Cooper took turns playing the game they know well, as they developed new friendships.

“To be able to play video games and talk with those soldiers and stuff, it really gives us a good feel for what we’re really doing on the field,” Sanchez told Eyewitness News.

Eagles players challenge soldiers to a game of Madden. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW) Eagles players challenge soldiers to a game of Madden. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

The game took place with soldiers from Afghanistan. Army Sergeant Joseph Oneto jumped at the chance to play the real life football stars and he isn’t shy. He had some fun freestyle rapping…

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